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vertical or RF build with a propane Tank

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I just joined here a few days ago and have been reading alot but still have questions about a build I want to do . I have a propane tank that is  32" tall x 24" wide and can't decide which style would suit this tank better .   I will use charcoal as my heat source . I mostly do boston butts on a Weber 22.5" grill right now

  My original thought was to build a vertical unit like a WSM  . After all of my reading I am doubtfull it is tall enough to put 2 racks in it and turn out a good product . So I have been thinking the tank may be better suited for a RF or if an external firebox would make it into a good  useable vertical cooker .

 What do you think ? 

post #2 of 11

Ether way would work fine. I would go reverse flow.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 11

Here's the vertical I have from a propane tank...

 

 


Edited by scdigger - 8/7/13 at 12:31pm
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

 Thanks for the pic  .  How/where do you have your air inlets ?

post #5 of 11
A vertical Is a lot easier to build then an offset or RF and cheaper
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by a141sparky View Post

 Thanks for the pic  .  How/where do you have your air inlets ?

Look just below the lower red handle. You can one of them.
post #7 of 11

I have a slightly larger pressure tank i was going to use, i wonder if it will be thick enough 

post #8 of 11

Kind'a depends on what you like. Building a smoker is as much fun as cooking on it.

 

Gary

post #9 of 11

I would go vertical.  As stated it is a lot cheaper to build.

 

Dino

post #10 of 11

scdigger,

Do you have any other pictures of your smoker?  Me and a buddy are looking to do something very similar, but with a bigger tank, 64 gal. one.  Our idea was to cut the bottom off, and add a fire box below, but the same basic idea.  How big does the chimney and the reverse flow need to be?  is there a way to figure that out?

thanks

post #11 of 11

yes go to feldon,s bbq. pit put in your numbers         [et voila    ]

                                                                        michel

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